Founded Squatter Factory / Matiné in 2014, from which he launched screenwriting training initiatives such as GUIÕES, PLOT - Professional Script Lab and He participated in Berlinale Talents 2017, ZFF Masterclass 2019, EAVE Producers Workshop 2020 (with his first feature film project as writer and director of Dirty Land), Rotterdam Lab 2021 and Locarno Match Me 2021. Is the Head of Development for Film and Television at BRO Cinema as of April 2019. Has played a role in the development of international film projects at Savage Film (Belgium) and RT Features (Brazil). Wrote, produced and directed the short film CARGA (2017), winner of over 10 awards and exhibited in over 20 countries. Through Squatter Factory, Luis has produced 3 other award-winning shorts (Marasmus, Crutches and Sheila). He is completing a PhD program in Media Arts at the University of Beira Interior.

Dirty land

An introverted boy begins to follow in the footsteps of his troubled macho father, thinking that this attitude will help him regain the attention of the girl next door.


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